Giovanni Rolla



Hi there! I'm a philosopher from Porto Alegre (Brazil), and I currently work as A professor of Philosophy at Federal University of Bahia (as the song goes, Bahia never leaves my mind) in Salvador, Brazil.  I'm a permanent member of the Graduate Program in Philosophy at the same university, where I conduct my research about enactivism, ecological psychology and embodied cognition (sometimes I deal with traditional epistemology as well, especially know-how, normativity and rationality). I'm also a founding member of the Enactive Cognition and Narrative Practices research group (University of Wollongong), and a founding member of the Cognition, Language, Enaction and Affectivity research group. 


9 Regras para Escrever Filosofia

Ali Boyle (autora), Giovanni Rolla (tradutor)

A mente enativa

Giovanni Rolla

Editora Fi, 2021

Contra Intuições

Giovanni Rolla

Filosofia Unisinos, vol. 22(1), 2021, pp. 21-28

Filosofia: uma introdução temática

Giovanni Rolla

NEL, 2021

Bringing Forth a World, Literally

Giovanni Rolla, Nara Figueiredo

Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 2021

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Information in the Ecological-Enactive Approach

We try to combine central theses to the  ecological-enactive approach to cognition—namely, the priority of action in the explanation of cognition and the claim that not all cognition is representational—with the more traditional view that cognition nec...


Jun 6, 2021

Como eu pesquiso filosofia II, o retorno

Depois do sucesso do post anterior (!), e depois de conversar com  alguns colegas que gostaram do que eu escrevi, me dei conta de que tinha faltado algumas dicas importantes. Então decidi fazer um novo texto complementando aquele. A colega Verônica Ca...

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Jun 5, 2021

Como eu pesquiso filosofia

Alguns jovens pesquisadores já me perguntaram como eu pesquiso filosofia, então resolvi fazer esta postagem porque pode ser que ajude mais alguém. Primeiro, quero dizer que eu também sou (ou melhor, ainda sou), de certa forma, um jovem pesquisador. P...

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Feb 12, 2021

KNOWLEDGE-THAT and KNOWLEDGE-HOW as prototypical concepts? A new argument against intellectualism

Early in 2019 my good friend Arthur Lopes (who works at Federal University of Paraíba) and I began to sketch a new argument against intellectualism about know-how. A few years prior he had argued that the concept of KNOWLEDGE-THAT (K-T)does not have a ...

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Nov 30, 2020

Fond memories of 2019

A bit more than a year ago, I was presenting my paper on Radically Enactive Rationality at the 2nd Conference for Cognition and Language  in Uberlândia (MG-Brazil). It was the last conference I attended personally before the quarantine. There with me i...

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Nov 26, 2020

Enaction and Niche Construction / Converging Enactivisms

Exciting news! My dear friend Nara Figueiredo and I are currently finishing our paper on Enactivism and Niche Construction. I think we have a hot take that hasn't been fully explored in the literature. We claim that Enactivism avoids idealism and reali...

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